Monday, April 09, 2007

Day 209: World Health Day in Musho Peru

On a cloudy, rainy Monday in Musho, we celebrated World Health Day. World Vision International, an NGO working in the region collaborated with us by providing an integral medical attention service to Musho's youngsters, while the Health Post and Peace Corps lead games on solid waste management, common illnesses, and hygiene, nutrition, and mental health.

Here is Libby leading a big group of kids in a game of Jeopardy that included questions like "What are the symptoms of Yellow Fever?" and "How do you make a re-hydrating liquid in the case of bad diarrhea?" and "What are the names of the Peace Corps Volunteers living in Musho?" and "What is Libby's favorite food?"

At another station, Benjamin led a group of eager youth in a game of "Pin the Solid Waste." In this game, each kid was given a piece of his poster (plastic bottle, tin can, descriptive words, etc) and then asked to put them in the right place on the chain of managing solid waste.

All in all it was a very successful World Health Day. There is so very much to be done and we certainly have our work cut out for us.